Full text of Archbishop Cordileone letter to Nancy Pelosi banning her from Communion

Full text of Archbishop Cordileone letter to Nancy Pelosi banning her from Communion

Today the Archbishop of San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, who is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s archbishop, publicly released the Notification Letter he had privately sent to Pelosi more than a month earlier regarding her impossibly contradictory public, unrelenting push for abortion and her very public claim to be Catholic. Read the the full text…

Cardinal Becciu: Pope Francis responsible for Vatican auditor’s ousting

Cardinal Becciu: Pope Francis responsible for Vatican auditor’s ousting

CNA—Cardinal Angelo Becciu said Wednesday that he is blameless in the forced resignation of a Vatican auditor, because it came at Pope Francis’ request. Becciu was said to be responsible for the sudden firing in 2017 of the Vatican’s first auditor general, Libero Milone, as well as the cancelation of an internal audit. But during…

Transgenderism = Self-destruction : Learn the “Whys” behind the Transgender Craze

Transgenderism = Self-destruction : Learn the “Whys” behind the Transgender Craze

“Everything you do [as transgender] is about self destruction. You’re changing your name. You’re putting stuff in your body that doesn’t belong. You’re cutting body parts off… The fact is, no one in the history of mankind has ever changed their gender… This idea of becoming your true self is false. You’re becoming your phony…

Behind the Red Curtain: A Peek into China’s Draconian Shanghai Lockdown

Behind the Red Curtain: A Peek into China’s Draconian Shanghai Lockdown

Even after two long years of business-crushing Covid lockdown in states such as California and countries such as Canada, it is difficult to imagine what has been happening in the beautiful and once-vibrant city of Shanghai, China, for the past seven weeks – with little sign of ending soon, in spite of words to the…

NJ bishops: ‘Outrage’ over plan to mandate insurance coverage for abortion

NJ bishops: ‘Outrage’ over plan to mandate insurance coverage for abortion

CNA—New Jersey’s Catholic bishops on Thursday expressed their disappointment with a proposal by Governor Phil Murphy (D) to expand abortion access in the state, which already recognizes abortion as a constitutional right. “The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey join to express our disappointment and outrage over Governor Murphy’s announcement regarding proposed legislation to expand access…

Senator Tim Scott responds to claim that abortion helps low-income Black women

Senator Tim Scott responds to claim that abortion helps low-income Black women

CNA—When Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen claimed that abortion economically helps women — including low-income, Black women — one senator challenged her with his personal story. “I’ll just simply say that, as a guy raised by a Black woman in abject poverty, I am thankful to be here as a United States senator,” Sen. Tim Scott…

U.S. Bishops’ 102-year-old news outlet to close at end of 2022

U.S. Bishops’ 102-year-old news outlet to close at end of 2022

Due to “significant realignment,” U.S.-based Catholic News Service (CNS), the news agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will end domestic operations at the end of 2022. “These changes, although painful, will allow the remaining functions — including the Catholic News Service Rome Bureau and the Office of Public Affairs — a more sustainable…

Senate again rejects sweeping federal abortion bill

Senate again rejects sweeping federal abortion bill

CNA, CBJ—An expansive abortion bill that would have declared abortion “a human right,” rendered null any state pro-life laws, and forced all doctors to perform abortions, again failed to pass the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, May 10. The misnamed Women’s Health Protection Act failed 49-51 by a largely party line vote, with U.S. Sen. Joe…

Beloved Cardinal Joseph Zen, others arrested on Hong Kong security law

Beloved Cardinal Joseph Zen, others arrested on Hong Kong security law

Communist Chinese crackdown in once-free Hong Kong continues to brutally intensify as beloved, 90-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen, the retired former archbishop of Hong Kong, and others were arrested Wednesday in Hong Kong “on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security.” Although early morning reports today indicate the cardinal has been released on…

Pregnancy resource centers in Austin are under attack

Pregnancy resource centers in Austin are under attack

Pregnancy resource centers in Austin are under attack. With the reported leak of an opinion draft in the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—a court opinion that would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion and return any decision on the protection of the unborn to the states, abortion…

The Supreme Court prepares to possibly overturn Roe v. Wade, while pro-abortion advocates prepare to wage war

The Supreme Court prepares to possibly overturn Roe v. Wade, while pro-abortion advocates prepare to wage war

KEEP IN MIND: If the U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, the ruling will not mandate or make abortion illegal.  Instead, it will put the decision regarding “legality,” back into the hands of the citizens of each individual state. It will no longer be a Federal law or mandate. The Judicial branch of the…

BOOK REVIEW: “Angels All Around Us” by Anthony DeStefano

BOOK REVIEW: “Angels All Around Us” by Anthony DeStefano

BOOK:  Angels All Around Us: A Sightseeing Guide to the Invisible World (formerly titled The Invisible World) , by Anthony DeStefano (Doubleday, 2011) I usually don’t read books that are sent to me unbidden.  Anthony DeStefano’s Angels All Around Us was mailed to me by Priests for Life, an organization I support financially.  If I…

A CALL TO ACTION

A CALL TO ACTION

Orange County Catholic—What are the riches of the Golden State? California’s beauty, landscapes, diversity, industry and influence are unparalleled. It is the fifth largest economy in the world. And paramount among all this beauty is the inestimable value of each and every human life. Our state is amid a record two-year budget surplus. Proposals are…

Against the odds? Finding Faith at Harvard

Against the odds? Finding Faith at Harvard

CNA—One convert’s journey to Catholicism began with an invitation to an ice-cream social. Another says he instantly believed in the Real Presence the moment someone explained what the round object was that everyone was staring at during Eucharistic Adoration. For a third, the poems of T.S. Eliot — and a seemingly random encounter with a…

The Icon of Holy Saturday

The Icon of Holy Saturday

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI delivered these words, as Pope, during a pastoral visit to the Shroud of Turin in 2010— Dear Friends: This is a moment to which I have been looking forward. I have stood before the Holy Shroud on various occasions but this time I am experiencing this Pilgrimage and this moment with…

Archbishop Cordileone on signing letter to German bishops: ‘Christ’s teaching is timeless’

Archbishop Cordileone on signing letter to German bishops: ‘Christ’s teaching is timeless’

CNA—Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, one of the bishops who have signed a letter of warning to German bishops for their proposed reforms, emphasized on Tuesday that the Catholic Church is permanent and enduring. “The teaching of Christ is timeless. It’s not bound by any one generation, any one time or culture,” Archbishop Salvatore…

Judie Brown of American Life League succinctly NAILS IT regarding today’s culture, media reports and 115 aborted babies found in D.C.

Judie Brown of American Life League succinctly NAILS IT regarding today’s culture, media reports and 115 aborted babies found in D.C.

“The tragedy of the bodies of 115 babies being found at an abortuary in Washington, DC, is that, as with most news coverage, the individuals who were slaughtered never make the headlines. News reports, if you can find them, say things such as “115 Aborted Fetuses Allegedly Intercepted by Anti-Abortion Activists” or “Lauren Handy Claims…

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